09/10/12 7:32 PM ET
Bucs gain speed, thievery with d'Arnaud callup
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
Andrew McCutchen began Monday's game five runs shy of becoming the first Pirates player to score in triple figures since 2008, when Nate McLouth crossed the plate 113 times. Neil Walker (lower back tightness) took his rehab work outside on Monday, taking regular batting practice in addition to doing defensive and running drills. Cincinnati native Josh Harrison went 4-for-8 in the Pirates' Aug. 3-5 series here, but was not in Monday night's lineup.
"Everything is in front of us. If I'm a player, it's time to win a game. Time to put your foot down and win a game. We had an opportunity to do some things at home and did not get that done. Now we have to find a way to win against the best in the division."
-- Hurdle, on his way from a 2-4 homestand to Cincinnati
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.